Who hasn’t read, watched or heard of Harry Potter? No one, am I right? I was 7 years old when I read Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone for the first time and 9 when I saw the movie in theater. So young and already addicted. Since then, I have read all the books the year they were coming out and watched all the movies in theater. I haven’t missed any.
I grew up with Harry Potter. I was 15 when I read the last book. I might have stayed awake all night just to finish it. I was 20 when I saw the last movie. 11 years of my life. And still hooked! I have reread the books in French many times. In English too. I have watched the movies countless times and had so many Harry Potter marathon. The last one I had was probably a month ago. And planning on having another one soon.
So can you imagine how exciting it must have been for me when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out last year? And that it would be one of five movies? I hadn’t been as excited in a really long time! Although I was disappointed by the book, I adored the movie! The Harry Potter world was expanding and what a thrill!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turned 20 this year which gave me the excuse to buy the 20 years edition! Primark also felt like it was something to celebrate since they launched a huge Harry Potter range: clothing, sportswear, nightwear and homeware. Could we ask for more? No, I think not. So when I read all these articles on the launch of the range, I was so excited. Then, I kinda forgot about it. Until I went to Primark to buy a swimsuit for my holidays and saw the range.
No need to tell you what happened. I think you’ve guessed. I gave in. Massively. And came back home without the swimsuit I was looking for but with a lot of Harry Potter goodies: a Hogwarts bedding set, two pyjamas (Gryffindor and Sorting Hat), a throw, a Gryffindor notebook, a Hogwarts mug. I got back to Primark the day after and got a travel bag, four pairs of socks and a Gryffindor sweatshirt.
Gryffindor, because let’s admit it, people seem to have a lot of thing in this house! So my shopping budget for the month might have gone in Harry Potter merchandise but I have zero regrets! I could even give in again next month! Like a Gryffindor throw. Or a Gryffindor bedding set! 😆
Are you a fan of Harry Potter too? How many times have you read the books? And watched the movies? Have you been shopping at Primark lately? Did you give in to the Harry Potter range too? What did you get?
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